Friday, May 03, 2013

Report: Lincoln Park Hospital re-development gets grocery store

 Webster Square  development to feature Mrs. Green's Natural Market  HERE

North Lincoln Avenue between Halsted and Larrabee in Lincoln Park has been in flux with two large vacant hospital sites.  There is far less population density, in my opinion, than there should be and business is suffering in this normally bustling location.  Some major restaurant and bars have gone down to a few days of operation while other businesses pulled out at the time Children's Memorial Hospital packed up and moved to Streeterville.

See some more history and links about the hospital sites here   

Also from the from the 47th ward Alderman email update:

I have been informed that Mrs. Green's Natural Market, a boutique grocer already established in New York and Connecticut, will be moving into the former Lincoln Park Hospital garage site, at the southeast corner of Lincoln and Webster.   Mrs. Green's is bound to the community agreement that was part of  the planned development and will have to abide by the loading zone and other restrictions contained in the PD ordinance. The store is expected to open around Thanksgiving.  
The rest of the Webster Square development is proceeding as well.  A 75-unit luxury apartment building is under construction now, and the former hospital building will be constructed as condominiums beginning later this year.  

Now let's get the Children's site done!